In one corner you have Class 3A’s No. 4-ranked Madill, the defending District 3A-2 champion, with an undefeated record of 8-0. In the other corner is Plainview, winner of five straight games after an 0-3 start, with an unblemished record in district play. This heavyweight battle is for the district championship.


In one corner you have Class 3A’s No. 4-ranked Madill, the defending District 3A-2 champion, with an undefeated record of 8-0. In the other corner is Plainview, winner of five straight games after an 0-3 start, with an unblemished record in district play. This heavyweight battle is for the district championship.

Both teams are battle tested and appear up for the challenge.

But there are a few things to look for when the teams hit the field.

Last week, while Plainview (5-3, 5-0 District 3A-2) battled it out with Sulphur for a 21-19 win, Madill’s (8-0, 4-0) starters were resting during 40-0 win in a non-district game against Marietta. Plus, with a meaningless non-district game, the Wildcats were able to spend a little time gameplanning for Plainview.

Plainview, meanwhile, had to focus all of its time preparing for its game against a dangerous Sulphur team.

“Both teams are similar in what they do offensively. We spent 75 percent of our time on Marietta last week, but we spent extra time on the things that they both do,” Roberts said.

“The one thing that did happen, and this is thanks to coach Taylor at Marietta, is he pulled his starters midway through the first quarter, so we did too. Our guys are rested up, and honestly, this is the healthiest we’ve been since week 3 or 4.

It’s a game that is filled with great matchups. There’s the quarterback battle between Madill’s Spencer Bond and Plainview’s Chad Smith. Then there’s the battle at running back with Plainview’s Blake Campo and Madill’s Caleb Muncrief.

Bond is a legit dual-threat quarterback. The senior has rushed for 960 yards (10.1 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns, and has passed for 640 yards with 11 TDs.

The most impressive stat is zero interceptions.

Bond has passed for over 5,000 yards in his career and has only thrown 8 interceptions during that time. Roberts has confidence in Bond at all times, noting he wouldn’t hesitate to air it out on 1st-and-10 from their own goal line. They just haven’t needed to.

Smith is your classic drop back passer. With each week the senior has gained more and more confidence. He’s passed for 933 yards and 11 TDs.

“In their game against Clinton, which they should have won, they threw the ball all over the field,” Roberts said. “He can pick you apart if you give him time. But you have to give credit to his receivers. Those guys catch everything thrown their way. Ryan Capps, Korey Kennedy, James Bowker, those are all very good receivers.”

Campo has rushed for 1,052 yards and is the heart of the Indians’ offensive attack. Campo has scored 16 TDs this season.

Muncrief, who is sometimes overshadowed by Bond, has rushed for 893 yards (9.6 yards a carry) and has found the end zone 19 times (15 rushing, 2 receiving, one on an interception return and another on a kickoff return).

The Wildcats get a boost with Jorge Rodriguez returning at cornerback.

Rodriguez was injured on a play in which they lost Zane Howell for the season. Receiver Jake Vinson also returns to the lineup.

“It’s a great week in high school football. Week’s 9 and 10 are your money games. Every week is big, but this is the week that everything is decided,” Roberts said.

Eric Spruill
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